IIMB Expert on networks and connections in the business world

Bangalore: The Communications Office and the Student Media Cell of IIM Bangalore bring to you the IIMB Podcast Series, a platform to discuss the latest business, economic, management, and social issues that matter. The Podcast series will witness IIM Bangalore fraternity, including but not limited to the faculty members, alumni and students, provide their insights and perspectives on the topics and issues that surround us.

The thirteenth episode of the series, on January 24th, will feature a conversation with Professor Manaswani Bhalla, an Associate Professor in the Economics and Social Sciences area of IIM Bangalore. Prof. Manaswini talks about the role of networks and connections in how we make our formal and informal relations and how they affect economic outcomes in the business context.

The onset of COVID-19 and the norm of social distancing truly made us realize that though we are striving for individual and financial independence all our lives, we value social networks and connections much more than we realize. Not just in our personal lives but also in the business context, we have social associations playing a bigger role than we think. Whether it is a merger and acquisition deal or a client/vendor selection, you have identities and social associations playing a role implicitly or sometimes even explicitly. In this episode of the podcast, we have Prof. Manaswini Bhalla shed light on how social identities and associations play in business deals and decisions. The podcast also touches upon the impact of COVID-19 and the emergence of gig economy on social associations as virtual working has become a norm and preference.

 

Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/3g4TNP9

Listen to the podcast on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3hFSoiC

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/30RVbOV

 

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